Never Stop Learning With Certification

Never Stop Learning with Certification

We all know the phrase “never stop learning.” In the workplace, there’s no better way to keep learning, than through certification programs. For employees, earning a certification is a commitment to your field and talent, as well as to your…

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How To Build An Internal Help Desk

How to Build an Internal Help Desk

In my last blog, I talked about the demand for real-time support. I was talking about our excellent support staff at MatrixCare. We’re here 24/7 for clients’ needs. We’ll always be here. Another resource at your fingertips is your own…

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A Nurse’s Perspective On EHR

A Nurse’s Perspective on EHR

I have been a passionate long-term care nurse for over 20 years, with almost 12 years as a nurse consultant. Having used several different electronic health record (EHR) solutions, I always compared them to MatrixCare. When the opportunity to work…

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Plan, Do, Study, Act And Repeat

Plan, Do, Study, Act and Repeat

Plan-Study-Do-Act (PDSA) is a key tool to help skilled nursing providers with Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI). In my last blog, I reviewed the fundamentals of QAPI. The underlining theme being improvement that results in a better outcome. The Centers…

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QAPI Basics For Skilled Nursing

QAPI Basics for Skilled Nursing

Let's start with the basics. Quality assurance has been around since the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act nursing home reforms. However, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 strongly emphasizes quality for all of healthcare. Then, the addition of performance improvement within…

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Simplifying Nutrition Management: A Case Study

Simplifying Nutrition Management: A Case Study

Food costs are one of the top expenses for skilled nursing providers. If you use nutrition management software, or would like to implement a solution, read on. Background: Augustana Care Augustana Care is a non-profit organization that provides senior housing,…

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Interoperability: From Pledge To Production

Interoperability: From Pledge to Production

On March 1, 2016, at the Health Information Management Systems Society conference, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell urged leading health information technology companies and national health systems to pledge to make electronic health…

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